There are hundreds of thousands of private boat owners in the U.S. Any injury that occurs on or with a boat is considered a boating accident. A Florida boating accident can occur on someone's privately owned boat, a personal watercraft (jet ski), or even a ferry. It is a general rule of law that the operator of a boat and its owner has a duty to exercise the highest degree of care in order to prevent injuries to others.
The most common boating accidents are collisions with other boats, slip and falls on the boat, sinking, and boat disappearance. Boating injuries usually occur because of a reckless or careless operator, boat malfunction, or an inexperienced operator.. While most of the accidents were minor or resulted in injury only, many people die in watercraft related accidents each year.
The skilled Miami-Dade County Boating Accident Attorneys at SIBLEY LAW have the experience and resources to properly handle lawsuits against the owners and operators of private boats, personal watercraft and commercial ferries. If you have been involved in a boating or watercraft accident, you need the best representation to fight for your rights as an injured victim.